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Nativity of John the Baptist

Nativity of John the Baptist

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. —Psalm 69:30–31 The litmus test for any Christian community must be...

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My heart rejoices

My heart rejoices

“My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high.” —1 Samuel 2:1b My word to you today is: Stay. Stay on the course I have laid out for you. Stay your mind and thoughts on me....

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He has filled he hungry

He has filled he hungry

He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. —Luke 1:52–53The church does not exist because we choose to form...

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Freedom

Freedom

You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. —Psalm 16:11 The Holy Spirit is not an agent of necessity but of freedom.  This...

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Darkness into Light

Darkness into Light

You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. —Psalm 18:28Anyone who is touched by the Holy Spirit, anyone who responds to its touch and revelation, won’t rest until they discover Christ and the church. The...

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In you I trust

In you I trust

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. —Psalm 25:1 Salvation is not a hope to receive a not-guilty verdict from a terrible judge who knows every dark secret of our life; it...

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In Him our hearts rejoice!

In Him our hearts rejoice!

In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:21–22A Christian is someone who is in love with God,...

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Stand firm forever

Stand firm forever

But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. —Psalm 33:11 With difficult theological questions, I remember how Father Zacharias, a simple monk who lived in the monastery of John the Baptist in...

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The voice of the Father

The voice of the Father

Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. —Psalm 111:2 When we look at the Transfiguration, we think of Christ, his appearance in light, the voice of the Father. . . . Yet...

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